Gateway Street Pavement Preservation
Gateway Street serves more than 22,000 vehicle trips per day, boasts substantial bus ridership and pedestrian traffic, and is a critical link to the Gateway business district from Interstate 5 and the greater Springfield/Eugene community. The street needed immediate repair to address the cracked pavement, due in part to heavy bus traffic. Also, 30 pedestrian ramps in the project area did not meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.
By following an aggressive schedule, utilizing in-house construction staff for reviews during the design phase, and closely analyzing and designing each pedestrian ramp to site-specific conditions, OBEC completed the project swiftly and with no major delays, and no major impacts to traffic or businesses.
- Pavement preservation included limited full-depth reclamation locations identified using a falling weight deflectometer (FWD).
- ADA compliant sidewalk ramp designs were some of the first in Oregon to be engineered and bid to conform to new oversight standards.
number of vehicles that use Gateway Street each day